Coconut Banana Muffins

Coconut Banana Muffins
Staff Writer
Anja Schwerin
Coconut Banana Muffins

These may not be the prettiest version of banana bread you've ever seen, but don't be deceived by their looks: they are delicious. Try these out if you're looking for a perfectly healthy banana recipe that's great for breakfast. 

6
Servings
293
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This muffin recipe can be easily adapted to make a loaf of banana bread. Simple pour the batter into a greased loaf pan instead of into muffin tins before baking.

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Cup  whole wheat flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Cup  coconut flakes, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4  Cup  dried figs, finely chopped
  • ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2  Cup  light coconut milk
  • 4  Tablespoons  canola oil
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • Brown sugar, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 6 muffin tins with paper liners. 

In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and coconut flakes. In another bowl, stir together the bananas, coconut milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and then stir in the dried figs. 

Pour the batter into the muffin tins and top each muffin with half of a teaspoon of brown sugar and half of a tablespoon of coconut flakes (if desired). Bake the muffins for 25 minutes or until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
175µg
25%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin E, added
2mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
229mg
23%
Choline, total
21mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
53µg
13%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
253mg
36%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
120mg
8%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
8g
0%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Coconut Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Coconut Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.